Nicki Minaj has deleted her Twitter account Twitter.com/NickiMinaj after a disagreement with some of her followers. She wrote of her decision to quit: “And that’s exactly why I’m paying the barbz dust right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh (Shaking my damn head) – don’t cry for me Argentina. Like seriously, only so much a person can take. Good fucking bye.”
Arctic Monkeys have debuted their new track ‘Electricity’ online, go to NME.COM to hear it. The track was released as the B-Side to the band’s new single ‘R U Mine?’ on special purple vinyl for Record Store Day.
Blur have announced that they will be releasing 65 previously unreleased tracks as part of a huge reissue later this year. The Britpop icons will re-release each of their seven studio albums on July 30 as a boxset. The collection will come with 65 previously unreleased tracks, over 130 rarities, three DVDs, a collectors’ edition book featuring rare and unseen photos.
Arctic Monkeys, Enter Shikari and Graham Coxon are among the artists who’ve revealed the records that changed their life in the new issue of NME. Arctic Monkeys’ frontman Alex Turner chose Shirley Bassey’s ‘Big Spender’, which he owns on vinyl, while his bandmate Matt Helders named The D4’s ‘6twenty’.
Axl Rose was booed at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame when his name was mentioned by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong.
The Guns N’ Roses singer snubbed the event in Cleveland, Ohio after claiming he doesn’t feel “wanted or respected” by his former bandmates, who attended to be inducted.
Radiohead and actress Emma Watson were amongst the crowd watching hotly-tipped Chicago duo Wild Belle at a party near Coachella festival. Playing with a full five-piece band and watched by members of Metronomy, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood and Emma Watson, their set also included a cover version of The Troggs’ ‘Our Love Will Still Be There’.
The ‘mystery man’ Katy Perry was seen holding hands with at Coachella on Sunday is Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, NME can reveal. The pair were spotted in the crowd while Rihanna performed during Calvin Harris’ set at the Californian festival, leading tabloid newspapers to question the identity of Perry’s new squeeze.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg are reportedly planning to take the hologram of Tupac, which took to the stage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out on tour. The lifelike hologram appeared during the rappers’ joint headline set at the California festival, which also saw guest performances from Eminem, 50 Cent and Warren G.
Frank Turner got a new tattoo during his gig at London’s Wembley Arena earlier in the week. The singer-songwriter, who was headlining the 12,500-capacity venue with his band The Sleeping Souls, broadcast the backstage inking on screens at the venue after closing the main portion of the set.
Dave Grohl has been back in the studio with former Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic and Garbage’s Butch Vig. The trio are rumoured to be working on the Foo Fighters frontman’s new documentary on Sound City Studios, where Nirvana’s seminal album ‘Nevermind’ was recorded. Announcing the hook up on his Twitter page, Vig wrote:”spent today recording with Dave, Krist and special guest!”
The cast of Glee are to cover Green Day, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen in forthcoming episodes. The cast of the show will offer up their own unique renditions of The Boss’ classic ‘Glory Days’, the punk trio’s ballad ‘Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)’ and Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’ in future episodes.
Courtney Love has apologised to her teenage daughter, Frances Bean, for claiming Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl tried to seduce the 19-year-old. On Twitter she wrote: “Bean, sorry I believed the gossip.. Mommy loves you.”
Jack White is streaming his debut solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ online via iTunes. Visit iTunes.com to hear the record. The album isn’t formally released until Monday (April 23), but can be heard in full now. The record features a total of 13 tracks and has been produced by White himself. It will be released on the singer’s own Third Man Records/XL Records.
The Hives have lashed out at bands reforming. Speaking to Daily Star, frontman Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist said : “It’s sad when we see other bands at festivals who just look back to their good old days. What’s the point of that? Each record has to be better than your last, surely?”
Pixies are giving away a new free EP from their official website. The EP consists of four live tracks which were recorded during the band’s set at Coachella in 2004 and is available to be downloaded now from Pixiesmusic.com.
Editors have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Chris Urbanowicz. The band have posted a lengthy statement, which says that the guitarist had left “in a decision entirely based upon future musical direction” and that Urbanowicz’s departure is “entirely amicable”.
Dan Auerbach, frontman of blues duo The Black Keys, has said in a new interview that he and drummer Patrick Carney “didn’t want to be rock stars”. Auerbach said: “We don’t have expectations or dreams, because those will always just bite you in the ass. The only way we got through was by keeping our expectations very low. We didn’t want to be rock stars.”